Meet Meg Mac Mahon

Senior Associate - Ireland


Meg is a practicing barrister and former Assistant Commissioner/ Senior Regulatory Lawyer with the Irish Data Protection Commission where she acted as lead investigator on many complex national and cross-border inquiries into all aspects of compliance with the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) and Law Enforcement Directive (LED).

Meg is a Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Meg has been designated by the IAPP as a Fellow of Information Privacy.

Meg provides advice and training to clients on all aspects of data protection compliance including data subject access requests, data protection impact assessment, transfer impact assessment and everything in between and thoroughly enjoys interacting with fellow privacy enthusiasts and providing training, guidance and advice on all aspects of data protection compliance.

She gained an honours degree in Spanish and Politics from University College Dublin (UCD) before qualifying as a barrister in Ireland where she practiced for many years mainly in the area of public law and fundamental rights. She holds a Masters Degree in International and Comparative Law from Trinity College Dublin. She has published works on many aspects of fundamental rights and European law and has a keen interest in the intersection of emerging technology, fundamental rights and regulation- particularly the importance of privacy and data protection in the modern world.